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Covid-19 Response

Message to students, faculty, and staff of Nimbus regarding the COVID-19


Updated: August 30, 2021


 

As Nimbus plans for a return to on-campus instruction for the fall, a series of FAQ’s has been compiled to support students, faculty, and staff.

 

Protocols that change and/or will remain in place:

  • For the fall term, masks will be required in all areas on campus including common areas, classrooms, studios, and offices.
  • Staff and students will be required to stay home if they’re feeling any kind of communicable illness. Support will be provided to accommodate absences in the event staff or students need to stay home due to illness and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Nimbus will continue to focus on high-touch surface sanitization and actively promote personal hand sanitization.
  • Nimbus will be limiting congregations in common areas and encouraging everyone to maintain a respectful distance.

 

FAQ

I am a student. Should I plan to move to Vancouver this Fall?

Yes. Our intention is to return to as much in-person campus activity as possible, including on-campus educational delivery. Based on current guidance from the BC Provincial Health Officer (PHO), Nimbus programs will be held through in-person instruction, with the expectation that students will attend on-campus.

When exactly will students be allowed back on campus?

Nimbus students have been on-campus but in a blended in-person/online model since mid-2020.  Nimbus campuses have fully reopened as of August 30, 2021.

What will back-to-campus look like?

We are continually reviewing our communicable disease protocols to ensure the transition back to campus is carried out safely and smoothly across all our programs. 

Will any programs remain online?

No.  We have restored all programs to in-person instruction at this time.

What if I am not comfortable going back in person full-time?

If current students are not comfortable returning to campus, we will work with them individually on a case-by-case basis to determine how to proceed.

What is Nimbus’s approach to communicable disease safety planning? What safety measures will be in place for in-person classes?

Safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff, including increased sanitation measures and reorganization of spaces to minimize the gathering of large groups. Our safety measures will be in accordance with all requirements and recommendations by the Provincial Health Officer, the BCCDC, the regional health authorities, the Go-Forward Guidelines and WorkSafeBC. It’s important to note that we have been operating several programs over the past year with an excellent track record. There have been zero on-campus COVID transmissions since the beginning of the pandemic, and our Return to Campus safety plan was approved by Education Quality Assurance.

Where can I find Nimbus’s updated communicable disease safety planning resources?

Students with specific questions or concerns can reach out to the Campus Director at courtney@nimbusrecording.com.

Will masks be mandatory?

Yes. At Nimbus, masks will continue to be required in all areas on campus including common areas, classrooms, studios and offices.

What information is there to support International Students’ return to campus? 

Details on a return to campus for our international students will become clearer in the coming weeks, and is based upon federal and provincial advice. Nimbus’ plans will consider how to best support international students if they are not yet able to return.

The Nimbus Admissions and Student Services departments will send students key information on coming to Vancouver including documentation, quarantine requirements, housing and accommodations options, and more.

I’m an international student who has been fully vaccinated. Will I need to quarantine upon arriving in Canada?

The Government of Canada has announced that fully vaccinated travellers no longer need to quarantine. They must fulfill all of the criteria below:

  • Already be permitted to enter Canada
  • No tourists/non-essential visitors
  • Students with valid study permits are eligible
  • Received 2nd dose at least 14 days prior to entering Canada
  • Be vaccinated with one of the following: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Can receive vaccine in any country
  • Provide paper or electronic documentation of vaccination in either English, French, or with a certified translation
  • Meet requirements of pre- and on-arrival testing
  • Need to have a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours in advance
  • Must take a COVID test upon arrival at the airport
  • Be asymptomatic
  • Provide COVID-19 related information through the ArriveCAN app prior to arrival in Canada
  • Still have a suitable quarantine plan and be prepared to quarantine in case the border officer deems the requirements not fulfilled
  • Still follow public health measures in place:
  • social distance
  • wear a mask in public
  • keep a copy of vaccine and test results
  • keep a close list of contacts for 14 days after entry into Canada

Currently, students who do not fulfill these criteria will need to quarantine fully, including the 3-night hotel quarantine if arriving by air.

Starting August 9, 2021, the government of Canada is eliminating the need for the 3-day quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers will need to complete a 14-day quarantine at a suitable location.

Do I need to get vaccinated in order to attend in-person classes at Nimbus?

No. Vaccinations are not mandatory to attend Nimbus classes, however we strongly encourage everyone to do their part and get vaccinated, as vaccinations are the best and most effective way to mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the Provincial Health Officer for the province of B.C., noted that vaccination mandates are based on the level of risk, and based on data collected throughout the pandemic, in-person educational experiences do not pose an undue risk to students, staff and instructors.

At Nimbus we need to ensure we are not limiting access to education, and with respect to vaccines, there are additional factors including human rights, privacy and equity-based considerations that help inform Nimbus policies and procedures. As a result, Nimbus will not be introducing any measures that go over and above the PHO recommendations and requirements.

What if I am not vaccinated?

Vaccinations are encouraged but are not a requirement in Canada and not required to return to Nimbus campuses. We base these recommendations on those of health authorities and their strategies towards mitigating risk as much as possible and for as many people as possible. Towards these goals the health authorities ask that you please do your part and get yourself vaccinated. For the safety of our communities (at Nimbus & the greater community at large) we are very supportive of what the health authorities are campaigning for & ask that you do what is within your powers/beliefs towards the same goals.

Will the updated approach to the communicable disease safety plans still require people to do COVID-19 self-assessments, stay home if they are sick, and wash their hands?

Yes. Effective communicable disease safety plans combine layers of protection to keep people safe, so it is highly likely that these controls will continue to be recommended for the fall. Safety plans need to meet the requirements set out by public health and WorkSafeBC. These measures reduce the risk of other transmissible diseases including influenza, “the flu,” and the common cold.

What if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus?

Nimbus has a robust health and safety plan including a comprehensive communicable disease response plan to address any COVID-positive cases on campus. In the event of a case on campus all affected parties will be contacted by members of the Nimbus Occupational Health & Safety Committee to offer support, conduct detailed contact tracing, and provide more information and details on next steps.

 

For more specific information please contact your Campus Director at courtney@nimbusrecording.com


July 7, 2021 

Dear Students & Staff, 

Nimbus has received the updated COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidelines (RTC Guidelines) from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. These were released July 5, 2021 and support the full return to in-person education for B.C.’s post-secondary institutions (PSI) on Sept 7, 2021 (earliest date). 

As the province is currently in stage 3 (transition period), you may see PSI’s start to ease restrictions in workspaces and common areas, based on public health guidance. Stage 4 is currently set for Sept 7, 2021 at which point Nimbus plans to be fully on campus, in person and will send further communication on this when appropriate. 

Implementation of new safety measures: 

Studio use is no longer limited to a maximum of 4 people per session. 

Completing a daily self-administered health check and not attending campus when ill (NOTE: It is a personal responsibility for everyone accessing a post-secondary campus to complete a daily health self-assessment). Students, faculty, staff and campus visitors are not required to confirm that they have completed the health self-assessment prior to accessing campus. 

  • Preventing the spread of COVID-19 relies on everyone doing their part, including: o immunization, 
  • Daily self-administered health checks, 
  • Staying home when sick, 
  • Wearing masks when recommended by public health, 
  • Practicing handwashing and hygiene etiquette, 
  • Follow public health guidance both on and off campus. 
  • New communicable disease prevention plan has been created and shared with staff. 


Continuation with the existing safety measures: 

Masks are required to be worn on campus by all students, staff and visitors. While the RTC Guideline have indicated that masks may be recommended, WorksafeBC has instructed organizations that “employers may choose to implement mask policies for workers or members of the public that exceed the requirements of public health including all workers to wear masks.” 

If you’re sick, stay home and get tested. Notify administration so that you can be supported. In addition to notifying a Nimbus representative, individuals experiencing symptoms should stay home, consult the B.C. COVID-19 self-assessment tool to determine if COVID-19 testing is needed, and contact 811 or their healthcare provider for medical advice as necessary. 

Continuation of enhanced, professional cleaning services. 

Continuation of Zeroblast, a spray that disinfects 99.9% of germs providing long-lasting protection against the growth of germs for up to 3 months. Next scheduled visit is Monday, July 12, 2021 at 8:00AM. 

Continuation of blended model of education – online and onsite options until Sept 7, 2021. 

Continuation of following handwashing and hygiene protocols. 

The Campus Director will continue to monitor and review communicable disease-related information issued by the regional medical health officer or the provincial health officer if it’s related to our industry, region, or workplace. This includes orders, guidance, notices and recommendations issued by a medical health officer or provincial health officer.

Mental health supports will be critical for everyone’s health and wellbeing as part of the return to in-person activities on campus. Please be aware of these supports, in addition to speaking with a manager or Campus Director, including: 

Here2Talk, a free and confidential 24/7 mental health counselling and referral service, and the new Capacity to Connect program which provides faculty and staff at post-secondary institutions with easy access to the tools and skills they need to provide intervention and help for students who are struggling with their mental health and wellness. 

KUU-US crisis response service, a culturally aware crisis support is available 24/7 to Indigenous people in B.C. 

Faculty and staff can access counselling and wellness services through employee and family assistance programs. 

Virtual mental health programs and services are offered through the Province to support mental health and wellness 


Nimbus understands that some students or staff may feel anxious or hesitant about a return to campus. Please reach out to your manager or Campus Director to discuss individual circumstances and accommodations in accordance with any agreements that may be in place. 

Learn more about BC’sRestart plan (May 25, 2021).

Countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This website contains useful FAQs and resources for Nimbus students, faculty and staff. It is updated regularly, following advice from provincial and federal health agencies.

Nimbus is planning for a return to on-campus activity for the August 30, 2021 term, with the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, and public health teams in the health authorities. You can view the March 8, 2021, letter from Dr. BonnieHenry here.  The Nimbus administration team is currently planning the fall course schedule, with as much on-campus instruction for our students as possible, subject to ongoing public health guidance.

The health and well being of our students and staff remain our top priority. As such, we are embarking on further planning, in collaboration with public health, to accommodate more on-campus activities. We will also be streamlining the COVID-19 SafetyPlan process, informed by new COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’sPost-Secondary Sector, which will be provided by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training in August. In the interim, you can read the COVID-19 Return-to-Campus Primer released by the BC Provincial Government.

Further updates regarding the fall course schedule and any other on-campus activities will be provided int he coming weeks. As a reminder, you are encouraged to review the Nimbus COVID-19 Go Forward Plan.

Thank you to all our students, faculty, and staff. COVID-19 has required us to be agile in our response as the situation continually evolves; however, we remain committed to returning to the vibrancy of our on-campus activities in the fall.

British Columbia’s coordinated response

Within British Columbia, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19. Nimbus continues to take direction from the BC Provincial Government as we plan and consider next steps.

We encourage you to visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website for the latest information. The Government of Canada also has an information line at 1 833 784 4397.

Oct 27, 2020 – 4:30pm

International Student Travel Guide

Click link to download.

Dec 23, 2020 – 12:30pm

NIMBUS’ GO FORWARD PLAN

Click link to download.

Mar. 30, 2020 – 2:30pm

Campus & Studio Access

As we continue to shift and enhance our online/remote delivery service, please be advised that until further notice, Nimbus facilities will be operated as follows:

  • All teaching and learning will now be facilitated remotely.
  • Student and staff safety is our primary concern. Until further notice, there is limited access to studios, and while on campus physical distancing of a minimum of 2 meters must be adhered to at all times.
  • Instructors will be able to access the campus as needed.

Graduation Ceremony Postponed

In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak and after much deliberation, we will regrettably be postponing our 201 Graduation Ceremony.

To be clear, this is not a cancellation. While we do not have a firm date at this time, we will be looking for the earliest available date and working to ensure that we are able to celebrate student accomplishments as soon as it is safe to do so.

Mar. 17, 2020 – 5:45pm

Nimbus Update

The Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with the virus. However, it is important to state that Nimbus does not currently have any confirmed cases amongst its faculty, staff and student community.

Please be advised that we are continuing to follow the direction of the federal and provincial governments, the BC Centre of Disease Control, World Health Organization and the Provincial Health Officer (PHO). As of this moment, the PHO who directs post-secondary schools on closures, has not yet recommended any post-secondary schools to cease operations.  

Valuable resources for current and accurate information on COVID-19:

  • COVID-19 guidance and recommendations from the Provincial Health Officer are available online at the BC Pandemic Preparedness website.
  • Please monitor the BC Centre for Disease Control website for updates, information and resources.
  • For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc), a new dedicated phone line has been set up at 1-888-COVID-19.
  • If you require advice regarding a potential COVID-19 case, please contact your local Medical Health Officer.

There is a restriction currently that outlines no groups above 50 are allowed, along with taking social distancing precautions of 1-2 meters or 3-6 feet.  Any student or staff showing symptoms are to self-isolate and self-monitor.  

Please know that at this point, students are still able to utilize studio spaces in the evenings in groups of 4 or less while practicing social distancing.  

To lower the risk from our campus environment:

  • Routine cleaning is scheduled daily by our onsite facilities manager.
  • Before and after any studio session, all gear and respective studios will be wiped down and sanitized.
  • Nimbus has also brought in an external cleaning company and conducted a thorough sanitization of the campus.
  • We have posted information to remind people of how to reduce the spread of infections and continue to monitor and refill our current hand sanitizer stations located in the main entrances.
  • We are encouraging all campus users to follow the best practices in self-care being shared by the BC Centre for Disease Control and Vancouver Coastal Health.

The school is also working hard to ensure that students, faculty and staff receive reliable and up-to-date information on preventive measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

As soon as it’s safe to have students back on campus so we may conduct classes in the studios, we will of course do so.

Below is some further information gathered from various public health agencies that you may find informative.  Any questions or concerns, please let us know. As the situation evolves, subsequent information will be relayed via email, NDB newsfeed and the Nimbus website.

Risk to Canadians

For the latest Canadian updates, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

There is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians:

  • aged 65 and over
  • with compromised immune systems
  • with underlying medical conditions

There are also increased health risks for Canadian travellers abroad. Because of these risks, the Government of Canada advises you to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice. This includes cruise ships.

It is important for all travellers to:

  • self-isolate for 14 days after your return from travel outside of Canada
  • some provinces and territories may have specific recommendations for certain groups such as health care workers
  • monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.

We continue to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.

Reduce the risk

There are measures that all students, faculty, and staff can take to help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses such as coronavirus, colds, and influenza:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
  • If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand rubs (hand sanitizer) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not touch your eyes/nose/mouth with unwashed hands.
  • When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
  • Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the illness to others.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick with an infection.
  • If you are ill, have symptoms of flu like a fever or cough, you should stay home.
  • Social distancing, between 1 – 2 meters, or 3 to 6 feet apart.
  • Studio session to include no more than 4 people at one time.
  • Avoid gathering in large groups, no more than 10 people in common areas.

Role of public health authorities

The school continues to take its direction from local, provincial and national public health authorities for our campus response associated with COVID-19. The management team is meeting regularly to monitor the situation, develop plans, and respond as needed. The management team will seek advice and adhere to the provincial public health authorities.

If a case of COVID-19 were to be confirmed that affects Nimbus, it would be communicated to the school via Vancouver Coastal Health and information would be shared with the Nimbus students, faculty and staff.

Travel advice and advisories

Please consult the Government of Canada Travel and Tourism information for the latest travel advice before any travel.

Stay informed

Please follow information from the BC Centre of Disease Control for up-to-date health information related to Coronavirus. For more information follow updates from local, provincial, national and international health authorities:

Nimbus continues to monitor information from health authorities. We will update students, faculty and staff if there is a change that warrants further action.

Mar. 14, 2020 – 8:15am

Transition to online classes at Nimbus

As you know, governments and institutions around the world are grappling with the spread and impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The situation continues to evolve and it has become an unprecedented scenario for the school.

Today we are announcing the transition to online classes effective Monday, March 16, 2020 until further notice. For classes that cannot be accommodated online, we will be issuing further information through our Instructors.

Nimbus’ main and satellite campuses will remain open and all school operations will continue as normal as we transition, unless otherwise stated. Updates continue to be shared by email and posted to https://nimbusrecording.com/covid-19-coronavirus-and-nimbus-school-of-recording-medias-response/.

Online classes will be held via Google Hangouts.  Students will be required to login during their typical scheduled class time to obtain attendance so please keep in contact with your Instructor and TA. If you require technical support, we will supply a support email address with the Google Hangout meeting links.  

Studio sessions and bookings remain open however students must:

  • Limit sessions to a maximum of 4 people
  • Keep a social distance of 1 meter or more between each other
  • Studios cannot be booked during regularly scheduled class hours as instructors will/may be using them to stream their classes

We are working as quickly as possible to inform our faculty in order to assist them in preparing their materials for online. We understand this shift in delivery will have a significant impact on our community and you have many questions. We would ask for your patience as we seek to answer those questions.

It is important to note that the Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are leading the coordinated response to COVID-19 within British Columbia. Nimbus’ actions are aligned with advice from the Provincial Health Officer announced on March 12, 2020.

To be clear, we are not aware of any presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 among our students, faculty or staff. However, we understand the need to be prepared as a post-secondary institution and act accordingly – aligned with guidance from the Provincial Health Officer and working with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

We would also like to offer our thanks to all Nimbus faculty and staff who have assisted in moving the school through this uncharted territory. Many people are involved in Nimbus’ response to COVID-19 and they are working as hard as possible.

March 13, 2020

There is a growing, but limited number of cases of COVID-19 in B.C. which are being very closely managed. Updated information regarding these cases is available from the BC Centre for Disease Control. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada continues to assess the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as “low for Canada”.

China, Italy, Korea, Iran and other countries around the world, including Canada, are working to contain the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The BC Centre for Disease Control advises the following:

  • Students, faculty, staff or visitors who have been to Hubei, China, Iran or Italy should stay home or self-isolate in their residence*/room alone for 14 days, immediately on their return. They should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).
  • Students, faculty, staff or visitors who have been laboratory tested for COVID-19 should stay home or self-isolate in their residence*/room alone, until their test results are known.
  • Students, faculty, staff or visitors who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by laboratory testing should stay home or self-isolate in their residence*/room alone for 14 days after their last encounter. Individuals should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).
  • Students, faculty, staff or visitors who have been in other parts of the world where COVID-19 cases have been reported should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing) for 14 days. They do not need to self-isolate.

Those who develop symptoms during the 14-day monitoring period should immediately self-isolate (stay in a room that is not shared with anyone else) and call their health-care provider or the provincial health line 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up.

We are now aware that this virus can cause a range of mild to severe symptoms, and it is possible that people will not recognize symptoms that are mild. Given this new information, taking steps to reduce the chance of spreading the disease to others is important.

We have no reports of any COVID-19 illness among the Nimbus community. As global information about the coronavirus COVID-19 continues to evolve, below is information for Nimbus School of Recording & Media students and employees.

Role of public health authorities

The school continues to take its direction from local, provincial and national public health authorities for our campus response associated with COVID-19. The management team is meeting regularly to monitor the situation, develop plans, and respond as needed. The management team will seek advice and adhere to the provincial public health authorities.

If a case of COVID-19 were to be confirmed that affects Nimbus, it would be communicated to the school via Vancouver Coastal Health and information would be shared with the Nimbus students, faculty and staff.

Travel advice and advisories

Please consult the Government of Canada Travel and Tourism information for the latest travel advice before any travel.

Anyone expecting visitors to campus from affected areas should keep updated to determine if the visit may be delayed or affected by the situation overseas.  

Stay informed

Please follow information from the BC Centre of Disease Control for up-to-date health information related to Coronavirus. For more information follow updates from local, provincial, national and international health authorities:

Nimbus continues to monitor information from health authorities. We will update students, faculty and staff if there is a change that warrants further action.

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